Newsmaker: Charles C. Keller
Noteworthy: The National Conference of Bar Presidents presented Keller with its 2014 Fellow Award, an honor reserved for past bar association presidents who demonstrated a lifetime of achievement, leadership and exceptional service to other lawyers and the public.
Residence: Washington, Washington County
Family: Wife Carol, 80; four children; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.
Occupation: Senior counsel at the Washington firm of Peacock Keller.
Background: President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association from 1982 to 1983, Keller also served on the group's Board of Governors for six years. He received the Washington County Bar's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, in 1963, and later served as president of the bar.
Education: Summa cum laude graduate of California State College (now California University of Pennsylvania) in 1947 with bachelor's degrees in English, social science and geography; law degree in 1949 from the University of Pittsburgh.
Quote: “I have always strived to demonstrate leadership and service not only within the legal profession, but throughout the community as well. I am both proud and grateful to belong to a law firm and a bar association that share and encourage these beliefs.”